Sandy Ma

Sandy Ma is executive director of Common Cause Hawaii, a nonpartisan democracy organization focused on creating an open, honest and accountable government that serves the public interest and not special interests. Common Cause Hawaii is dedicated to holding power accountable.
The Legislature Just Reduced Transparency In Hawaii Elections Flickr: RambergMediaImages

The Legislature Just Reduced Transparency In Hawaii Elections

By overriding Ige’s veto of SB404, our legislators have thrown open the door to dark money in politics.

Remote Testimony Worked Well This Session. Now Let’s Make It Even Better Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

Remote Testimony Worked Well This Session. Now Let’s Make It Even Better

Hawaii’s 2021 legislative session showed that such testimony works and that the public likes it.

Hawaii’s Pro-Voting Reforms Are Strengthening Our Elections Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Pro-Voting Reforms Are Strengthening Our Elections

Let’s take the next step and make automatic voter registration a part of the picture.

 

A Vital Democracy Demands Fairness And Participation Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

A Vital Democracy Demands Fairness And Participation

If Hawaii is going to work for all of us, we must ensure that mail-in voting truly works for everyone.

Hawaii Is The Envy Of The Nation — For Voting At Home

Hawaii Is The Envy Of The Nation — For Voting At Home

It comes just in time for what may be the most consequential elections in our lifetime.

Voting By Mail Could Not Come At A More Needed Time

Voting By Mail Could Not Come At A More Needed Time

Under coronavirus, voting in person could risk personal safety. Hawaii voters should make sure they are registered.

Is Hawaii Prepared To Vote By Mail? Flickr.com

Is Hawaii Prepared To Vote By Mail?

Public education and voter service centers will help determine its success.

The Great And Powerful 2020 Census

The Great And Powerful 2020 Census

The data collected will be used to make fundamental decisions by our government. But the Trump administration is playing politics.